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PCC Fashionarte 2019 Seeks Sponsors

February 11, 2019

Tucson, AZ – The Pima Community College Fashion Design and Clothing Department is seeking sponsors to help surpass last year’s milestone event that raised $5,000 for scholarships.

This year’s event is May 1, 3 and 4, with various events at three venues. Pima is collaborating with Tucson Museum of Art, celebrating its 95th anniversary, and again withGadabout SalonSpas, which is marking 40 years in business. Fox Tucson Theatre again will host the fashion show and silent auction venue, May 4. TMA will host a May 1 VIP reception, with special features, including a trunk show. Meanwhile, Gadabout will host educational workshops May 3 at its location at 3100 N. First Ave. 

  • What: 13th Annual Spring Fashion Show – Fashionarte 2019: An Urban Fusion of Art, Beauty, Cuisine and Fashion
  • May 4 5:30-9 p.m.: Spring 2019 Runway Show and silent auction
    • 7 p.m.: Spring 2019 Runway Show, featuring the latest designs from Pima students and local emerging and professional brands; special runway guests Nicholas K and Gadabout “Four Decades of Fashion” in collaboration with Desert Vintage
    • 5:30-9 p.m.: Silent Auction
    • Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

Highlights of this year’s event include special presentations by fashion design companyNicholas K, founded by Arizona natives Nicholas and Christopher Kunz, and Gadabout, including “Four Decades of Fashion” in collaboration with Desert Vintage. Gadabout also is providing all styling services for fashion show models

“Thanks to the amazing support of local businesses and the Tucson community, we will be able to reach a wider audience in 2019, where awareness and support to our department and students is our main goal,” said Fashion Design Instructor and fashion show planner Yekatherina Bruner. “We are excited to be adding the educational component to the event as well, as it is the first time that we will be able to offer fashion workshops within the Fashionarte project.”

This past year’s fashion show, which honored Etherton Gallery Founder Terry Etherton, sold out the historic 1,164-seat Fox Tucson Theatre, and included a VIP pre-show cocktail reception attended by approximately 250 guests, as well as a silent auction.

Pima offers a new Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts-Fashion Design concentration that transfers to the Bachelor of Arts Fashion degree at Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Pima also offers a Fashion Design Certificate. The night of the fashion show, a senior academic advisor will be on hand the night of the fashion show to give more information on the degrees and to answer questions about the Fashion Design program.


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